Ruma Kaushik v. Union of India

A public interest lawsuit was filed against the Government of India seeking the issuance of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products, as required by India's omnibus tobacco control law. The court ordered the government to either submit the prototypes of specific warnings or to appear before the court indicating why it should not initiate contempt of court proceedings against the government based on the lengthy delay in developing the warning labels. Subsequent to the decision, the government issued a notification providing for health warnings.


Ruma Kaushik v. Union of India, CPW No. 1223/2004, High Court of Himachal Pradesh (2006).

  • India
  • Jun 7, 2006
  • High Court of Himachal Pradesh


Plaintiff Ruma Kaushik

Defendant Union of India

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